Live By The Sun

by Sunshine Brothers

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1.
02:04
a lickle bit a sweet a lickle bit a rum pinapple and sun mek di spoon go 'roun two hours 'til sundown then people will come 'roun where is di pan drum band wi pay? remember what i tell you 'bout adding di ice in iz bess if you wait 'til di night come and duh! tell dem dat it tase juss like juice an it smell juss like fruit but it lick you like a one ton when you grow up in JA and you come to L.A. it's hard to get used to the fray everybody rushin' people all pushin' the rat race is everyday oowiii got to cool it all down now put the worrying away life is so fine if you just take the time to make it all stop mmmm
2.
i didn't know where to begin i was searching for a ryme to tell you how i feel in this short amount of time i'm on draft number six still got a couple of lines i could fix but i ain't got much longer so here goes i found what matters the thing that shatters my defenses and it is you we've only just begun feels like that can't be true since we were children this love's been buildin' call it destiny or call it fate it's here for us to take and i didn't think it could wait so i put it in a letter today some people say it was chance brought us together i disagree it was destined to be and you must know this when i first saw you i knew you imediately if we're not right the world is wrong that's what you always do say we've got a few good friends between us so i think we'll find our way when oyu get this letter please look out the window of your room 'cause darlin', i'll be comin' home soon
3.
03:43
thinkin' about the people on the streets who have no bread only their shame can't work out who put them there but anyway it's not about the blame one thing for certain there's a sickness in this city though I don't know it's name please won't you heal them so they can love again? love again, love again... please won't you heal them so they can love again? thinkin' about the soldiers fightin' all for nothing biding their time can't work out who put them there but even worse I can't see why was it us who wouldn't speak? Was it men atop the beast of power reading our minds? well anyway, won't you lead them home so they can love again? love again, love again... please won't you lead them home so they can love again? it's just like a dream gone bad wake me up and let in the sunlight give us a chance to do right we're gonna go the other way why? because it's easier to just watch and judge all that we see just freeze! put your hands up to your head say a prayer for every land listen hard friends
4.
03:29
sittin' alone in this self-serve bar been days since I last heard your voice. a plastic cup my only companion these waves the only noise as I watch the sun melting into the water westward where you are it feels to me like the edge of the ocean's never been so far but when the sun no longer shines and I'm all out of wine i will still be drunk on you and when the daylight is done there's not a drop of rum i will still be drunk on you i wish I could tell you I'd figured it out i knew where it all went wrong then I'd call you up just to tell you in person or put it down in a song if I emptied this bottle and sent you a note maybe you'd come back soon until then I'll sit by the edge of the ocean and drink by the light of the moon
5.
05:14
oh brother i've been worried 'bout you i know it's not my right but still I seem to want to give a little shove but it comes from love don't you know this holdin' back won't keep you safe and in the end there is no hiding place i wish for you the ocean a sky that's clear and blue i'm holdin' on to the notion that all your dreams come true from time to time we all want to give in well it all comes down to are you gonna sink or swim? sink or swim are you gonna sink, gonna sink or swim because it all comes down to this in the end I wanna know that you're fine without crossing the line because we can't carry the man just the message stay up late thinkin' 'bout you nights out there alone in the city lights come home my brother, sister you don't have to do it alone anymore oh sister yeah I've been watching you how you're takin' on the whole weight of the world it's gonna break you down drag you all around don't you know this heaviness don't help a thing? let it go and let your heart come out to sing
6.
04:17
she calls me sweetness she blows me kisses they float up on the air like the seeds of dandelions and she tells me the reason is that i am so sweet - i doubt this but she tells me this is right like a branch cut form the vine i'm thirsty all the time come hold me like a littel child and soothe me i'm waiting for the other foot to drop, to drop i'm waiting but still it has not a cold voice comin' from the past it says, it says you're waiting for this love can never last
7.
05:07
i can't always claim to be what you see in me you keep tryin' and i keep flying away i'm always tuggin' at the seams when i start to fall apart and say that love is not enough take my feet and hold 'em down so i can find some solid ground lay my head in the sea speak to me i need your voice because i'm lost here in the dark stay right here next to me ya i know what you do what you do for me darlin' there is no me without you i'm not the best at saying it so i hope you're hearin' this 'cause i'm playin' for you i truely, truely love ya
8.
04:04
when i was young i didn't understand why people act as they do then i got older and i joined the plan their secrets gave way to some major clues and if my two feet fail me now i'll be fine i've walked thorugh a valley where sweeter than wine flows a river - i drink my fill every time until i am satisfied by my sweet girl got sugar all over and i don't know what to do with it sweet girl takin' all my time up but that's allright i'm doin' fine when i'm given all my choices i like to be where it's warm so to my surroundings i pay attention seek the sunny spots - for me that's not a chore from your fountain flows an elixer one touch to my lips and only time i will seek it out 'til i'm old and gray and every time i find it i'll fall to my knees and cry 'cause i want more of my..
9.
i was adrift like the wind in the trees where the pea doves were singin' their sweet melodies there I was - Not a care in the world save for the smile of a beautiful girl then you cam and you opened me to this whole way of livin' I never knew exists untied my hands cleared up my lazy head spoke to me and this is what you said you can watch the world roll on by (or) grab ahold jump up for the ride why sit out when you can fly i'm drawn to you like a baby to the mother; like a bee to the rose points me like a needle on a compass; like a great river flows teach a man how to fish and he'll fill up his boat but you fish for the man and he won't stay afloat gotta push while you offer support livin' life to the fullest will always take work grab all the joy anyway that you can spread it among every child, woman and man live by the sun and love by the moon grab life, 'cause it goes by so soon why watch the world roll on by grab ahold jump up for the ride why sit out when you can fly people I wah tell you there are times in this life where there are no easy days, only crazy nights whole leap a trouble wid di gial dem and blue flashing lights babylon hancuff yuh han' tight lose what you love and you love even more iz love dat you love at the core think about it watch the sun go down over the ocean you don't doubt it mek di sunshine brothers lick you wid some music and you shout it even in darkness deep down in di heart you have blindin' sight you did show me dis you give me weapon fi fight wid all di party yes I muss reck di mic happiness our divine right
10.
03:51
like a boat on a roiling sea or a kite that cannot fly free i'm like a song that struggles to be without your love to carry me sometimes i feel just like falling apart when i'm having me this heavy heart but when you sing to me and play then i start to feel ok so sing me that old sweet song 'bout a world where there's nothing that's wrong rock me to sleep, rock me to sleep be the spoonfull of honey in my cerasse tea spin me that old folk yarn 'bout a world where we all get along rock me to sleep, rock me to sleep underneath our mango tree get so sad when you go away and i know it is quite silly to say but the sky is darker and every flower i stop to look at seems faint and dour this absense does not make my heart any fonder it just hurts to be apart so please come back to me don't be long 'cause it's you i need to as a boy i would climb those branches as a man i am taking some other chances so not if but when i drop i know you'll be there to lift me up

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released May 5, 2008

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Owen Plant & Brother Vic Saint Simons Island, Georgia

Jamaican-Born, Singer/Songwriter/Performer Owen Plant's style is reminiscent of artists from the '70s, old-time reggae groups and contemporary acoustic artists. His laid back, soothing and delicately honed vocals and songwriting are the center pieces of his sound.

His forthcoming LP, “I Was on the Moon” is his most ambitious in scope. It is slated for release early summer 2016.
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